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Snapchat Fancies Football

Snapchat Fancies Football

August 1, 2018

Franchise Mode
HoH already boasts a cult-like following, but Omar Raja’s brainchild hit another major benchmark this week: 10M followers. What’s next? A staff of 14 and a live Twitter show. With TJ running point for the bird on all things sports, the sky's the limit.

All-Star Cast
James Franco is in talks to turn James Andrew Miller’s ESPN encyclopedia Those Guys Have All the Fun into a feature film. LeBron’s also setting up shop behind the camera (with HBO) while Shaq is stepping in front of it for Facebook.

Dream On
Bob Iger’s singing for the years when he didn’t have to worry about ESPN losing subscribers. He’s now envisioning a future where ESPN Plus is the primary modus operandi, but first order of business is acquiring the right rights to improve the in-app experience.

The Brave New World of Blockchain and Its Applications in Sports

by Sohrob Farudi

"2018: what a thrilling, engaging, often overwhelming time to be alive, especially for the sports fan. The sheer volume of content to consume and forums to discuss said content and forums to discuss the discussion of said content dwarfs any sort of fandom activity that preceded it."

NBC, PGA Ink Three-Year Deal for Live-Streaming
Variety // Todd Spangler

Snapchat Sets New Partnerships With NFL, Premier League
Deadline // Dade Hayes

NBA Power Brokers Gather, With No Men Allowed
New York Times // Scott Cacciola

NBA First League with Betting Sponsor; Has Deal with MGM
ESPN // David Purdum

Turner to Air UEFA Champions League on New Streaming Service
The Information // Matt Pressberg

Esports Team Raises $37M from Stephen Curry and Others
VentureBeat // Dean Takahashi

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